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Shabbona Drive from Sauk Trail to Indianwood Blvd and South Orchard Drive from Sauk Trail to Blackhawk Drive are both designated as federal aid (FAU) routes thus making them eligible for federal funding. Shabbona Drive is currently in the beginning stages of the Phase 2 process whereas South Orchard Drive is not; but is still in the plan for future federal funding years.
In 2019, Rebuild Illinois was signed into law to help stimulate the economy and improve Illinois infrastructure thus making funds available to local governments. According to Rebuild Illinois guidelines, these funds are to be used on bondable construction projects and funds are to be used by federal fiscal year 2025.
Therefore, Public Works will use the Village’s allotments of Rebuild Illinois funding to make roadways improvements to the non-FAU portions of Shabbona Dr (Indianwood Blvd to South Orchard Dr) and of South Orchard Dr (Blackhawk Dr to Monee Rd),
The proposed improvement is to reconstruct the road, along with removing and replacing curb and gutter, driveway replacement, ADA sidewalk improvements, structure adjustment, pavement markings, traffic control, restoration, and any other necessary items.
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Posted on June 28, 2022 at 3:42 PM by Nick Christie
Starting Tuesday, June 28, 2022, curb and driveway apron removal will begin on the south side of the street from Indianwood to Niagara. On Monday night, we ask that residents on the south side remove their cars from their driveway. During this time, parking will not be allowed on the south side of Shabbona Drive. Residents are encouraged to park their cars on side streets away from construction traffic. However, during construction on the south side of the street, residents may temporarily park on the north side of the street. Please know, however, that cars parked on the north side of the street will be subject to construction traffic. Dirt, debris, or other materials may accidentally get on cars parked on this side during construction hours. No parking on the south side will remain in place until the new concrete has been replaced and has been given at least 5 days to cure, or approximately 3 weeks weather dependent. The contractor has been asked to knock on doors to notify residents immediately prior to eliminating access to a driveway. After the south side is complete, work will flip to the north side.
We realize that this is an inconvenience and appreciate your patience. If you require special accommodations during this time, please call our office so that we may assist to the best of our abilities.
As a reminder, this project will take place during working hours, Monday-Saturday, 7am-6pm. Common construction inconveniences such as traffic congestion, dust, noise, and heavy equipment should be expected. Residents should be sure to keep a safe distance from construction equipment and be sure not to walk near construction activity.
We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we complete this work. If you have any questions, please call (708) 503-7702